Tod and Buz are staying on Catalina Island, California beach, and enjoying the Winter there. When Tod goes on an errand to Avalon, Buz settles in for an enjoyable time but an irresponsible ...
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Tod and Buz are staying on Catalina Island, California beach, and enjoying the Winter there. When Tod goes on an errand to Avalon, Buz settles in for an enjoyable time but an irresponsible woman creates a frenetic day for him. He must free her foot, caught in the shoreline rocks, before the engulfing tide comes in. Written by
I have to correct the first reviewer above on the lady's parting words to Buz. She said: "I told you how it was with me, just one wave after another. Same old pattern over and over again. There I am, there I always am. I lost you a long time ago."
Joanna Moore, mother of Tatum O'Neal, is excellent as always, especially with her normal Georgia accent that she frequently used in guest star roles. Here, she's not just a damsel in distress in this one--she's a melancholy free spirit, bored with the commonplace existence of life, always searching for something just beyond her reach. It's hard to imagine her character as ever really happy, save for those few moments when she does something, or goes somewhere different, just for herself, to break up the loneliness.
This episode was just a short time before she was in Mayberry, playing Andy Griffith's girlfriend for a few episodes. George Maharis is at the top of his game, as you can almost feel his desperation as he searches over and over for some way to rescue her. Just an excellent dramatic episode.
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